Most new road races expect a few bumps in the proverbial road in the first year. For the Run for Faith, a four-mile race through historic Plymouth, Massachusetts, that bump was Hurricane Irene. For its second run, set for Sunday, August 19, Run for Faith organizers are hoping for nothing more than a little sea breeze, just to keep runners cool on the run through historic Plymouth, MA.
“We had a surprisingly good turnout in spite of the impending weather,” said Matthew Romboldi, Run for Faith organizer and one of the children for whom the race is dedicated, the late Faith Romboldi. “For this year, we’re hoping for a lot nicer weather, a lot more runners, and to raise more monies for the causes that were dear to my mother.”
Last year’s Run for Faith resulted in two $2500 scholarships to students graduating from Plymouth North and Plymouth South in 2012. The Run for Faith also contributed $5000 to Dana Farber’s Yawkey Center for Cancer Care, a cause near and dear to Mrs. Romboldi, who lost her battle to ovarian cancer in 2010.
The second annual Run for Faith 4Miler, which is a a gold member in the Bayside Runner Racing Series, is set for Sunday, August 19 at 9 a.m. at historic Plimoth Plantation. Entry fee is $25 – which will once again go to scholarships for Plymouth high school students, Dana Farber and other Plymouth charities and non-profits.
The 4 mile race loop captures spectacular views of Cape Cod Bay, the Eel River and scenic horse farms. The course features rolling hills and unmatched history. Water stations will available and the event will be professionally timed by Spitler Racing Systems. There will also be a Stroller Division, so runners can run with their young children.
Prizes will go to top finishers, male and female, and awards will be given to top finishers for various age groups. Post-race “light refreshments” will include bananas, oranges, bagels, muffins and scones. To amuse younger family members, a jumpy house will be available. A number of vendors will be on hand to sell their wares before and after the race.
The Run for Faith is organized by Run for Faith, Inc., which is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to commemorate the special life of Faith “Marcy” Romboldi who gave so much of herself to both individuals and the community.
Faith, or “Marcy” as she was known by her friends and family, was a teacher, member of the Red Hat’s Society, Sweet Adeline’s, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008. Marcy’s ability to fight this vicious disease with incessant might and unsurpassed grace will never be forgotten and surely serves as inspiration to those who were close. Mostly, Marcy will be remembered for her acts of kindness, generosity and thoughtfulness. Many will remember her for her two best accessories- a lovely hat and a radiant smile!
Corporate sponsors include Nolan Schelle Insurance, Marty’s GMC, Liddell Brothers Traffic Safety Systems, 99.1 WPLM, Powderhorn Press, Plimoth Plantation, Girls on the Go.